Recycle your bike
Sustainable Whanganui's Green Bikes initiative needs more used bicycles donated. They can be left at the Whanganui Environment Base at the Whanganui Resource Recovery Centre, 83 Maria Place, between 10am and 4pm on week days. Green Bikes is open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays for bike and part sales, and repairs.
The Supreme Court in Wellington will hear Trans-Tasman Resources' case to mine ironsand in the South Taranaki Bight on November 17-19. Executive chairman Alan Eggers said the company is appealing six points of law upheld in a Court of Appeal judgment on April 3. Iwi, environment and fishing groups continue to oppose the mining.
Youth Award change
Rangitikei's John Turkington's Youth Awards2020 awards evening, planned for August 27, has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Rangitikei Youth Council is working to find an alternative way to celebrate the achievements of the nominees.
The revitalisation of Whanganui's Port under the governance of Te Puwaha gives people the chance to have input at the front end of the resource consent process rather than later, says Nga Tangata Tiaki o Whanganui chair Gerrard Albert. Hapu are involved in design work with Horizons Regional Council and Whanganui District Council. Engagement with the community, especially Castlecliff people and port users, will soon follow. To make contact, email email@example.com.
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